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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 81

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 F7 $1.5 Million Investment Mobile Home Park Opens Today rented, said DeHart. Available mobile home lines for the site are Zimmer, Princess, Star and Estate units. Typical model was the Princess, which at $4,480 featured a two bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom. It had a revolving closet and a two-basin washroom, complete with shower and circular dressing table for the master bedroom. It featured a convertible bedroom, Although modern lighting-standards are used throughout the boulevards, all utility lines, including telephones and electric, are underground. There are 109 spaces completed now and ready for occupancy. The firm can offer 20 to 24 homes for immediate possession. DeHart estimates it will take about one year to complete the first phase of the project. "Sales at Smith Mobile Homes have been hindered In the past year due to lack of space on park sites," said De-Hart. "We anticipate our sales will jump at least 300 a year If we make sites available." Sites will be divided into sections for adults, and areas for families with children at Meadowbrook. Already four families moved in this past week, and 20 spaces have been which could be used for den or workroom. The kitchen featured eye-level oven, two-door refrigerator and a snack bar. Its 18-foot living room has an eight-foot ceiling. Optional are washers, dryers or central air conditioning. DeHart said the developer is also working on similar projects in both Fort Lauderdale and Davtona Beach. World Custom Built Pre-assembled mmi i l, iff ' ' ( Staff Pholo By Pete Gordon ) -7 r " " - notable parels . . . this mobile home kitchen is complete, roomy and has the newest appliances. The furnished model shown here is sold at under $5,000. BIG KITCHEN Manager Leonard Dellart of the newly established Meadowbrook Mobile Home Park, Drexel Road, indicates that Shipped Anywhere in the Mobile Home County Grows inter-plant office ENDURE-A-BILT Structure includes the Latest "Space-Age" construction More than 24 fully-furnished mobile homes will be displayed today at the opening of the Meadowbrook Mobile Home Park, Drexel Road, south of Okeechobee Road at Florida's Turnpike. The 80-acre site will have unusual landscaping at the backdoor of each of the proposed 473 mobile homes: a par-3 golf course has been designed to wend its way through the area, according to General Manager Leonard De-Hart. There will be a $50,000 clubhouse facility with swimming pool and sundeck. Entire investment will be $1.5 million, said DeHart. He has been selling mobile homes for 12 years and has been connected with Smith Mobile Homes, 2807 S. Military Trail, since 1962. The developer Is Southeastern Home Mortgage Corp. of Miami. This firm produce'd the Meadowbrook subdivision, just south of the current development, some years ago. Mobile homes are to be located amidst green surroundings on the heavily-treed site. Prices for a two-bedroom unit start at $4,480. A three-bedroom unit starts at $4,990. Rent for a 50 by 100-foot site is $45 monthly. This will give the tenant water, sewerage, golf membership and clubhouse facilities. Electricity will be on individual meters at the standard power company rate. Garbage collection will also be at the standard county rate. There will also be provision for 70 double sites to accommodate 24-foot wide homes. All homes must be equipped with awnings. Blacktop driveways, to match the roads winding through the property, will be provided. "Homes will be situated back-to-back for privacy and secluded entrance," said De-Hart. "This will also give the maximum front yard space. All front yards will be sodded." Larger Bed Even though your bedroom may not be as spacious as you'd like, it's possible that with some careful planning, it can comfortably accommodate a queen or even a king-size bed, according to Sally Ames, bedroom planning consultant for the Spring Air Mattress Co., Chicago. She suggested drawing an outline of your bedroom on graph paper which is divided into quarter-inch squares. Let each square represent one foot. Indicate all windows, doors, recesses, and projections. Then make paper cut-outs to represent your present furnishings and also a king and queen-size bed. (Queens are 60 inches wide; kings, 76 Inches wide; standard length is 74 inches; extra-length, 80 Inches.) Be sure to keep the one-fourth Inch to one foot scale. "By placing the cut-outs on your room layout drawing you can see how your present furniture will fit In with your new bed," Miss Ames said. "You may be pleasantly surprised to find that a luxurious king-size can be accommodated with plenty of room to spare." YOUK ' 1 LI H, i ' it ' tA FULLY INSULATED All structures are pre-built at the factory from Endure-A-Bilt "aluminum sandwich" panels . . . shipped knockdown to the building site . . . assembled in a few days by unskilled workers into maintenance-free units of lifetime quality ! Now you can have a maintenance -free Florida room or business building which can be easily and quickly erected; dismantled and moved; or enlarged. Anything from a vacation cottage to a small factory can be made from Endure-A-Bilt panels. FLORIDA ROOMS SMALL OFFICE BLDGS. COTTAGES COMPLETE BUILDINGS CANOPIES EXTRA ROOMS MOTELS VESTIBULES PORTABLE CLASSROOMS INTER PLANT OFFICES TYPICAL GUARD HOUSE rental, others for outright sale, also with modem recreation and service facilities. The county has other developers making suggestions and propositions to communities for establishing parks which will move the county up from eighth place to the top five in mobile home sites In a few years. It usually costs from $1,500 to $2,000 to prepare a mobile-home pad, not Including land. These pads are rented for about $35 to $50 monthly for the better ones in the county. When renting, the tenant should check carefully whether It includes the cost of garbage, water, sewer and lawn-care services. Some parks offer golf, shuffleboard, clubhouse and other recreation features as Inducements to rent or buy lots. Mobile homes can be bought for $3,000 to $12,000 with the average national sale at $5,600 for a 12-by-60-footer. There are a number in the area priced upwards of $20,000 in total Investment. There is even one famous ocean-front park, In the south end of the county that boasts it has more millionaires per square foot Ithan any town. Buyers can buy about 750 square feet of living space for as little as $8,000, fully furnished. When placed on the buyer's own land, it is possible eventually to apply for homestead tax exemption. However, most land deals In a combination purchase of coach and land nowadays are arranged under condominium real estate rulings. This does away with homestead exemptions, but usually the home owner gets some other collective advantage such as permanent maintenance or site management, etc. Mobile home owners must all buy a license tag, the same as used on road trailers. The price varies with length. Up to 35 fee! it is $21.72. It graduates upwards in five-foot lengths at $27.13, $32.55, $37.97, $43.38, until the 55 to 60 foot length requires a $48.80 tag. This is currently the most popular, but it Is being overtaken by the 60 to 65 foot at $54.22. All over 65 are $86.72. It would cost about -a $1,000 to haul a new home from a northern factory. It may be De Young mi ' If!, Call For Space In Do you want to live a carefree life on wheels without leaving home? Get yourself a mobile home In Palm Beach County. Surveys show 85 per cent of mobile homes are permanent establishments; the wheels are there just in case a move ( is contemplated. Besides, the currently popular 12-by-60-foot models with carport and Florida room attached are somewhat awkward to move. So if you are having fun, why move? Commercial movers needed to relocate the big ones charge about 50 cent a mile. If a long move is needed, many owners sell and buy again at the new location. Statistics show that mobile home owners buy new models every three to five years. Servicemen and young families change at the three year period, but older families stretch ownership into much longer periods. Demand for coach space is Increasing In Palm Beach County, and large developers are In a race to provide the service. No wonder. These parks provide a casual country club way of life at about half the price. In simple arithmetic that's twice the fun for your dollar. There were 142,000 wheeled homes registered In the state for 1967, or about a six per cent increase over 16. The State Board of Health reported 121 parks with 5,841 spaces in Palm Beach County hi 1967. Local experts insist there are many more, because not all are reported. A current check of courthouse records listed 7,100 mobile homes. One developer near Boca Raton has plans to build 5,000 sites. He promises a two golf course setting complete with country club, two shopping plazas and other amenities. Another newly-occupied park near Lantana is quickly filling its 100 sites on well-treed acreage and has room to expand for another 500 mobile homes. The services and surroundings in this "medium class" development suggest a comfort typical of the newer developments. Near Juno, an old established realty firm has prepared 200 spaces, some for Bob" AtWte iiuuiwiiw . best to buy here. There are at least two dozen dealers nearby. The rapid turnover among those upgrading homes makes many used coach "buys" available. Just make sure a lot is available on which It can be parked. Financing, once difficult a few years ago with finance firms insisting on repayment in two or three years is now available for up to 10 years. Typical Is a seven-year loan with 15 per cent as down payment. Loans are written usually at 6 per cent, which would become a true 11.9 per cent over that length of time. Local bankers say the average loan is written for a $5,000 trailer; and the quality change In both coach and buyer is noticeably upgraded. It has loosened the credit In this field. Further good news is the recent permission for savings and loan associations to underwrite this business. The added competition will again step up mobile home buying. Insurance regulations ask that homes be fastened securely with steel cables to anchors driven Into the ground. Most new parks have built-in anchor provisions on the cement pads. These can be hooked up to tie-down straps usually built Into modern mobile homes. There are no anchoring laws in Palm Beach County, but there are In Dade and Broward counties. Insurance rates are slightly higher per thousand dollars than for a traditional home, but usually the overall value Is less so payments are comparable for both types. Before purchase of a home, It Is suggested that careful shopping be done for location and conveniences. Some parks cater to young families, others insist on adults only. If you have pets, clear the fact that you have with park management. It is best to check whether an extra charge Is made for services such as water and electricity and garbage, or to see If the charges for electricity are reasonable. The best arrangement for the mobile home owner Is to have a direct power-company meter. Scrap Export The second most valuable export of the islands of Micronesia is scrap metal, left over from World War II. 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